Smokefall vs Crepuscule - What's the difference?

smokefall | crepuscule |

Crepuscule is a see also of smokefall.

Smokefall is a see also of crepuscule.

As nouns the difference between smokefall and crepuscule

is that smokefall is the close of the day before nightfall, when fog comes while crepuscule is twilight.




(en noun)
  • The close of the day before nightfall, when fog comes.
  • * 1935: T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets , "Burnt Norton" (possible neologism)
  • The moment in the draughty church at smokefall
  • The soot fallout from a cloud of smoke.
  • * 1985: T.S. Ledley and S.L. Thompson, Potential effect of nuclear war smokefall on sea ice (apparent neologism)
  • The largest sea ice perturbations are generated by smokefall in spring.
  • An artificial waterfall of smoke for shows; a smoke fall.
  • See also

    * crepuscule * dusk * evenfall * gloaming * nightfall * soot fallout * sunset * twilight English compound words



    Alternative forms

    * crepuscle


    (en noun)
  • Twilight.
  • * 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 54:
  • Van watched them with the same pleasurable awe he had experienced as a child, when, lost in the purple crepuscule of an Italian hotel garden, in an alley of cypresses, he supposed they were golden ghouls or the passing fancies of the garden.

    Derived terms

    * crepuscular

    See also

    * smokefall * crepusculum